20:50 Brighton Tue 18 June 2019
A line could be drawn through her last start (conditions much too soft); better judged on seasonal debut at Newmarket (6f, good), didn't get the strongest of rides. Hard to write off back under more suitable conditions; below last winning mark.
Quirky sort who is fairly useful on his day but can look less than generous in a finish (threw away a seller at Leicester, 6f, last time). Well weighted on his old form and at home over this distance but hard to put total faith in back in a handicap.
Dropped to below his last winning mark, certainly hinted at a revival last time when running over 5f at Chepstow. Good record here 12237 the win coming over 5f; hasn't won for over a year, never tried beyond 6f (0-3 at that trip).
On a losing run that is starting to look rather long with her last two starts not really showing any sign that a resurgence of her old form is likely to happen soon. Way below-par last time at Chelmsford, now returns to turf with questions to answer.
Question marks over nearly all his recent starts about how much effort he's putting into his races (let down by his attitude last time). Took little interest over 6f here last time (finished last); something to find on form and temperament.
The addition of Adam Kirby certainly sparked this dual course winner into life last time when taking a race over C&D (well found in the market). Didn't win with much in hand, form has been well franked; two of today's rivals have ground to make up.
Shaped well enough when sixth to Swissal on his penultimate start over C&D (better than his finishing position suggests); then ran up to his best again over same C&D. Dipped below his last winning mark so has to be worth a second glance.
The sole three-year-old in the field her stable do well with their handicappers at the track (20% strike-rate last five years). Her best run has come over 6f on the AW; despite being strong in the betting her last two starts were below-par.
Four-time course winner (two over this trip) who having slipped in the weights go going in the right direction over 1m here last time albeit in a weak contest. No match for the winner she does feature off a good mark now; hard to ignore.
Another one in this race striving to break a long losing run with this one having a barren spell that stretches back 19 starts. Underperformed over C&D last time and even with a tongue-tie back on she's far from one of the principals in this.
C&D winner who offered very little on her first start for this yard having previously been with John Ryan. Usual headgear now returns (not worn on stable debut) but hard to conjure up any winning thoughts about this one.
Last Year's Winner
Swissal (4/1), The Lamplighter (9/2), Warning Fire (11/2), Crystal Deauville (6/1), Wilson (7/1), Seprani (8/1), Helfire (10/1), Andalusite (10/1), Golden Nectar (16/1), Gerry The Glover (20/1), The British Lion (25/1), Ocean Temptress (33/1)
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